Ancient Corinth

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Hilary

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Re: Ancient Corinth
« Reply #30 on: December 08, 2014, 06:35:39 PM »
Akrokorinthos from the village of Solomos, more or less to the south
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Hilary

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Re: Ancient Corinth
« Reply #31 on: December 30, 2014, 04:32:07 PM »
By the sea at the ancient port of Lechaion.
Mandragora autumnalis braving the wind and the cold
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« Reply #32 on: January 16, 2015, 04:32:00 PM »
The Basilica of St Leonidas next to the ancient port of Lechaion at the end of December.
Once more only a dandelion in the way of flowers.
This column capital made up for the lack of flowers.
Doesn't it look like a thistle from the side?
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Hilary

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Re: Ancient Corinth
« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2015, 03:34:30 PM »
At the end of December some of the younger members of our family decided to climb to the top of Akrokorinthos.
They had wanted to do so in the summer but I had put them off telling them that  it was too hot and the grass too tall.
They left the car in the parking place, near the coffee shop,  where the main gates are and passed through the three gates.
That is probably the steepest part and most difficult as the stones are polished with use.
In the photos
My two granddaughters aged 2 1/2 and 7 1/2  are looking down to Corinth on the edge of the sea.
My son, note the coffee cup, is pointing to the mountains of mainland Greece.
The last photo was taken looking to the west and Mount Ziria.

All photos were taken by my daughter
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Hilary

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Re: Ancient Corinth
« Reply #34 on: May 30, 2015, 03:28:24 PM »
All the gardens in the village of Ancient Corinth are full of flowers at the moment.
Here are a few photos from my friend's garden.
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Re: Ancient Corinth
« Reply #35 on: September 02, 2015, 03:25:39 PM »
Anyone visiting Ancient Corinth in the summer remembers this tree for the shade it affords!
 
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Hilary

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Re: Ancient Corinth
« Reply #36 on: February 08, 2016, 06:38:11 AM »
Regarding my post of the 21st March 2014.
What we saw through the, head high, vegetation was not the Asclepium but the
FOUNTAIN OF THE LAMPS.
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Re: Ancient Corinth
« Reply #37 on: February 08, 2016, 07:21:35 AM »
Asklepieion of Ancient Corinth.
With the help of Google Earth we found the Asklepieion, at last.
It was not difficult to get into the fenced area but difficult to know where to put your feet as there was a lot of vegetation.
 Unfortunately nothing much interesting in the way of wild flowers, just white daisies and
Calendula arvensis at the end of January.
The photos are of
The information notice board.
The bedrock base of the ancient temple.
An architectural fragment.
A capital and a view down to the plain showing the suburban railway, with train,  and the Athens- Patras National Road.
A wall with wild plants in between the stones.
What apparently was a ramp deep in vegetation and
The Lerna Court
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Re: Ancient Corinth
« Reply #38 on: February 22, 2016, 08:46:46 AM »
Akrokorinthos seen from the west.
The hill to the right of Akrokorinthos is topped by a small castle called Pendeskoufis ΠΕΝΤΕΣΚΟΥΦΗΣ
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« Reply #39 on: September 04, 2016, 04:31:51 PM »
The frontispiece of one of the volumes of FLORA GRAECA designed by Ferdinand Bauer.
Depicting CORINTHUS.
The books took 34 years to be prepared published between 1806 and 1840
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« Reply #40 on: January 08, 2017, 06:33:54 PM »
Akrokorinthos seen from the archaeological site today covered in snow.

Akrokorinthos and the spring of Hadji Mustafa which still flows with good water.
For years my husband used to come to this spring to fill water bottles with drinking water
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« Reply #41 on: January 09, 2017, 07:29:51 AM »
Ancient Corinth in the snow. Not many people there yesterday but we were not the only ones, by all means.
The snow was  melting quickly  in the sun and large dollops were dropping from the trees.
The Melia azedarach looked particularly pretty.

For those of you interested in things archaeological part of the museum has been revamped and the "new" twin "kouri of Tenea"  are on display
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Re: Ancient Corinth
« Reply #42 on: April 28, 2017, 06:21:04 PM »
Akrokorinthos in April
Many yellow wild flowers.
One photo looking towards the west and the other looking towards the north
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Re: Ancient Corinth
« Reply #43 on: April 28, 2017, 06:22:42 PM »
Poppies galore today  in Ancient Corinth
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Charithea

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Re: Ancient Corinth
« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2017, 02:18:25 PM »
Hilary your poppies in Greece seem to be a deeper darker red than ours here in Cyprus.  I noticed this last Spring when we were in Athens. It was suggested that there must be something in your soil that encourages the rich colour. Perhaps next time I am in Greece I should collect some seeds and try them out in our garden.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.